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Saikou no Rikon [最高の離婚]

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Title:Saikou no Rikon
最高の離婚
The Best Divorce
Telecast:2013-01-10 to 2013-03-21
Season:Winter 2013



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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes
1 Special
Viewership:11.8%
Genre(s):Comedy
Romance



Synopsis
Hamasaki Mitsuo is a salaryman working with a vending machine company. His career is not going smoothly, his health is failing, and everything is tough-going for him. Most of all, the thing that causes him the greatest suffering, is his wife, Yuka. Married for over two years, he is not sure if he loves his wife, but one thing is for sure, they do not seem to be compatible in anything.

One day, he bumps into his ex-girlfriend, Akari, with whom he had lived together for a short time and who has since married another man, Uehara Ryo.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Yin Yang [Kuwata Keisuke]

Actor/Actress Cast (37)
Eita
瑛太
Hamasaki Mitsuo
Ono Machiko
尾野真千子
Hamasaki Yuka
Maki Yoko
真木よう子
Uehara Akari
Ayano Go
綾野剛
Uehara Ryo
Ichikawa Miwako
市川実和子
Seta Tomoyo
Matsuo Satoru
松尾諭
Seta Tsuguo
Ono Yuriko
小野ゆり子
Arimura Chihiro
Serina
芹那
Umino Nana
Yachigusa Kaoru
八千草薫
Hamasaki Aiko
Aoki Hajime
青木一
Tada (ep. 1, 3, 9-11)
Tanaka Sougen
田中聡元
restaurant staff (ep. 1-2, 5, 9, 11)
Miyaji Masako
宮地雅子
Yahagi Satoko
Otani Eiko
大谷英子
Mitsunaga Shiori (ep. 2, 4)
Guts Ishimatsu
ガッツ石松
Hoshino Takehiko (ep. 2)
Oshima Yoko
大島蓉子
Hoshino Keiko (ep. 2)
Namioka Kazuki
波岡一喜
Tamura (Yuka's ex-boyfriend) (ep. 2)
Kobayashi Masahiro
小林正寛
Hoshino Kenji (ep. 2, 11)
Izumi Kyoko
和泉今日子
(ep. 2, 11)
Konno Hiromi
今野ひろみ
(ep. 2, 11)
Yui Ryoko
遊井亮子
Hino Aki (ep. 3, 5-6)
Kubota Masataka
窪田正孝
Hatsushima Junnosuke (ep. 3-7, 9, 11)
Ono Asuka
小野明日香
a convenience store staff (ep. 3)
Yamaya Hatsuo
山谷初男
Kabata (ep. 4-5, 9, 11)
Obana Kanji
尾花かんじ
Hatsushima Haruhiko (ep. 4)
Hirata Kaoru
平田薫
Minori (ep. 5)
Tsuchiya Fumiko
土屋史子
a waitress (ep. 6)
Tani Hatsuho
谷一歩
Morita Honoka (ep. 8-9)
Kubo Haruka
久保陽香
a hair stylist (ep. 9)
Iriyama Noriko
入山法子
Sato Miki (ep. 10)
Sato Tomohito
佐藤祐基
Tsunami Tatsuya (ep. 10)
Kase Nobuyuki
加瀬信行
an employment center staff (ep. 10)
Yoshida Oolong-Ta
吉田ウーロン太
a maid cafe manager (ep. 10)
Kazuki Saya
和希沙也
group date member (ep. 10)
Sayoko
咲世子
group date member Misaki (ep. 10)
Yamazaki Hajime
山崎一
Hamasaki Shuichi (ep. 11)
Asaji Yoko
Hamasaki Kiyoe (ep. 11)
Tokito Saburo
時任三郎
a takoyaki vendor (ep. 11)
  

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Drama Reviews (1)
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1. Opposites most definitely do not attract [Rating: 9/10]
But they do make a hilarious TV. I have Hamasaki Yuka's "You don't think I too disgusting" face on my phone. She cracks me up everytime.
Reviewed by kumaxell on 10 October 2013

Comments From Users (18)
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1. Comments by Lucian Dureau [Rating: 7/10]
At first I thought this dorama was a trivial, insignificant TV show. However, from the episode 4 it improved so much, even to think it was better than I thought at the beginning. The feelings about the 4 characters began to flow easily in a very mature way. They treated the divorce issue correctly and adultly, giving to it a new point of view. But, as always happens lately, the performance is too exaggerated, until the point to think this ruin part of the plot of a dorama that could have been more interesting. Further to this, despite to know from the beginning how this dorama would end I would have prefered another final, I think this was ready for a new one, it was only necessary betting for it, and not always for the typical and expected happy ending. Finally, watching it I have found out an incredible actress here, Maki Yoko, the only one who gives to her character certain emotional depth. From now on I think I'll try to take a look to her performances in other doramas
2. Comments by gaston [Rating: 9/10]
I agree with most of the sentiment of the other reviewers. Witty dialog and ended up liking everyone of the main four. Never thought I would say that since Eita's character came off as super annoying. Definitely got better towards the middle episodes and the climax is definitely Ep. 9. Just like everyone said, went for the "safe" ending which just honestly doesn't make sense. Oh wells, I had a great time. Been a while since I laughed out loud, teared, and had to rethink my views on life, love, and marriage. Last episode is definitely a downer IMHO -- if only they went a little more radical. And yes, everyone please watch the ending credits -- it's HILARIOUS.
3. Comments by zenith777 [Rating: 10/10]
A wonderful love-relationship dorama especially intended for hard-headed and stubborn husband yet having strange habits and very details in everything. It's very frustrating dorama at the beginning, but Eita always makes them interesting. I'm almost crying in the last episode not only the english subs was stalled for almost a year, but also the ending was very very good and really touching. I'm very recommend this dorama especially for married couple...tanoshii desu~
4. Comments by snow_san [Rating: 1/10]
The dialogue was fast and funny at times. Though. Wishy washy flaky four. Drama doesn't go anywhere. You've seen one episode, you've seen several. Or can I say you've seen em all? :p Ep. 8 slice of life was boring. ther've been several long boring~unmoving conversations throughout this drama. editor must have been out sick this ep. Regardless of yet another twist at the end of this ep., I'm done. If you've seen one ep. you've seen em all.
5. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 7/10]
I had very high hopes for this but I found this very predictable and conservative despite the raunchy closing credits. 10 points for the fast-paced witty dialogues, good acting and realism (and the ending credit of course!). But story and resolution were safe and even a little cliche. Also apart from Maki's, I didn't warm up to the characters.
6. Comments by sasukekun6 [Rating: 9/10]
I enjoyed the crap out of this drama. The main four cast were absolutely perfect! It was ridiculously entertaining watching the happenings surrounding them. Sometimes it's frustrating to watch, but frustrating in a good way. I don't know how to explain it. I also think everyone has to watch the ending dance at least once.
7. Comments by Patazilla [Rating: 10/10]
A surprising gem. This one didn't get me at first glance, but after a few episodes I was finally hooked. Lovely drama on love, marriage, divorce and just human nature in general. All the characters are brilliant and have great chemistry. I also loved the awkward, whimsical dialogues with their deep insights. Brilliant.
8. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 7/10]
For nowadays quite "deep" dorama which concentrates on the feelings of the main characters. Very large share of the dialogues are fights which seem to me realistic. Unfortunately no real climax and quite predictable. All in all an upright dorama.
9. Comments by Spider [Rating: 8/10]
Good drama about middle class working couples and the struggles of marriage and relationships. Realistic and common themes that are universial. Well done!
10. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
It was good, there were times when it was very good. But they went for the safe ending which left me disappointed.
11. Comments by Finndlin [Rating: 8/10]
Surprising and at last quite realistic romance. Perfect cast, funny when needed but also dramatic when required.
12. Comments by irwinner [Rating: 8/10]
Good mix of comedy and seriousness. The changes in the ending song in each episode was a nice touch.
13. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 5/10]
Characters and story seem real enough ... just didn't care what they did or what happened to them.
14. Comments by Oba-chan [Rating: 10/10]
Definitely best drama in 2013.
Theme Song : Yin Yang [Kuwata Keisuke] : 10 (Classic Kuwata)
15. Comments by bobspelledbqwrds [Rating: 10/10]
Loved it. Great ending.
16. Comments by GaimRider [Rating: 10/10]
Best. Drama. Ever!
17. Comments by DPanTHera [Rating: 10/10]
Just Awesome!
18. Comments by niknik [Rating: ?/10]
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19. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 7/10]
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21. Comments by junker66 [Rating: 5/10]
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24. Comments by Susan [Rating: 8/10]
25. Comments by soundhack [Rating: 10/10]
26. Comments by kyoihishi [Rating: 10/10]
27. Comments by rikastar [Rating: 9/10]
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29. Comments by GameChili [Rating: 8/10]
30. Comments by FireReaverX [Rating: 7/10]